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      Win an evening at Namco Funscape: now ended

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      Win an evening at Namco, complete with karaoke for up to 20 guests, champagne reception, one-hour boutique bowling and £10 free tokens each (bumper cars, arcades and simulators). Namco Funscape is London’s unique corporate venue with three floors and 35,000 square feet of spectacular multi-player games, team-building activities and interactive simulators. The venue has a […]

      Win a helicopter flight over London and lunch courtesy of ACC Aviation: now ended

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      ACC Aviation provides bespoke charter flights on all types and sizes of aircraft, from private jets and helicopters to large commercial planes. And now, the company is offering three lucky readers the chance to win a helicopter flight over London. This fantastic prize includes an aerial sightseeing tour of the city’s most iconic landmarks during […]

      Win £500 worth of food courtesy of Deliveroo: now ended

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      Deliveroo brings a variety of high-quality, super-tasty restaurant food to your office, quickly and reliably. Right now, it’s giving PA Life readers the chance to be a hero at work and win £500 worth of food. The company partners with thousands of London’s best-loved restaurants, including Gaucho, Ping Pong, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Busaba Eathai and […]

      PAs in the news

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      With the verdict now in and the Italian sisters who worked as personal assistants for Nigella Lawson having been cleared of fraud, we take a look at what else PAs around the world have been up to recently. While high-profile clients can be demanding, working for them can also bring its own rewards, as Walter […]

      Tried & tasted: The Ritz and Hix at Brown’s Hotel

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      The Ritz (pictured) is a byword for opulence and dining here is something to which all bon viveurs aspire, writes Colette Doyle. Luxury comes as standard, as frock-coated waiters cater to your every whim and each patron, whether they have a title or not, is made to feel special. If you like understated minimalism you […]

      Career development with Hemsley Fraser

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      The workplace of the 21st century is one where change is virtually the only constant factor. PAs are increasingly required to adapt to new processes, adhere to new rules and change their approaches to projects in order to keep up with the pace. This can seem rather daunting at first, but change is something we […]

      More effective IT use is at your fingertips

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      Today’s office environment is more hectic, more stressful and more demanding than ever before. PAs are at the forefront of this, often having to work for two or three bosses, taking on a variety of diverse responsibilities and managing projects and teams. In the midst of all this, professional training – and especially IT training […]

      Guide provides a snapshot of the PA profession

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      Executive assistance is the third-hardest area to find qualified employees for and strong communication skills are most in demand when it comes to hiring admin staff. The findings come from a Salary Guide produced by recruitment specialist OfficeTeam, which also shows that administrative hiring in the UK is gaining strength year on year. Candidates with […]

      Top tips for inspirational interviews

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      Performing well at an interview is a skill that can be learnt, so here are some suggestions for success next time you’re face to face with a recruiter. • Match your skills to the job specification Interviews often start with an open question such as, “Tell me about yourself”. Many candidates fall into the trap of […]

      Why the EA role is changing for the better

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      In the recent economic downturn, many companies were forced to make employment cuts to save money. It would appear that no matter how deep these cuts go, however, executives are unwilling to let go of their valued assistants. With organisations continuing to shed staff, the role of the PA has proven to be one of […]